Bucs unveil Majoro and VV to players
Orlando Pirates have unveiled both striker from Kaizer Chiefs Lehlohonolo Majoro and new coach Vladimir Vermezovic who was also in the books of Bucs rivals Kaizer Chiefs at once.
The pair was introduced to players after the training session on Thursday ahead of the league match against strugglers Free State Stars at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night. The striker Lehlohonolo Majoro will be in line to make his debut at the weekend while Serbian mentor Vladimir Vermezovic will be watching from the stands as he still awaits his work permit with interim coach Eric Tinkler to continue on the sideline.
The 50-year old coach said at his unveiling with club Chairman Dr Ivan Khoza alongside him: “I met the players today and some of them I know from the time I was at Chiefs but they are some few faces I will get to know when I start officially.
“As the Chairman has already alluded to the fact that I will be observing the team this weekend and I will be working closely with Eric Tinkler and Tebogo Moloi (both assistant coaches) to make sure I am ready once my work permit is completed.
The 50-year old former Partizan Belgrade coach added: “I am happy to be here and I am looking for the challenge ahead.
Another new venture at the club Lehlohonolo Majoro will be happy at last the move has materialised after the some issues with his former club Kaizer Chiefs and as well as his agent Tim Sakuzi delayed the South Africa international striker move to Park Town.
“I am happy to join Orlando Pirates. This is a club with history and proud history, and I want to tell the supporters that I will don this jersey with pride and I will always make them happy,” said the 27-year old Majoro, who will wear jersey no. 45 for the remainder of the 2013/14 season.
“I am thankful to the Chairman for taking time out of busy schedule to introduce me to my new teammates. I have a three-year contract and in that time I want achieve great things with the club,” concluded the former AmaZulu striker.
In the other good news for Orlando Pirates faithful, is that hard tackling defender Rooi Mahamutsa has signed a new three-year deal with the club, a contract that will tie him with the Soweto giants until 2017 winter.